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US Coal Fleet Is Shrinking. What to do with Retired Coal-Fired Power Plants?

As coal-fired power plants retire in record numbers across the US, a brownfield redevelopment firm and Indiana state officials plant to turn one retired coal plant into a port.


EN Rx Cleans Up Brownfields, Contaminated Lands

Cleaning up brownfields and other contaminated properties improves the environment, provides a new potential source of tax revenue and removes a huge liability for the property owner. According to EN Rx, an environmental remediation company specializing in chemical oxidation, its EN Rx reagents have some unique properties that allow them … Read more »

$1.2M Cleanup Begins on Future BMW Electric Car Dealership

$1.2M Cleanup Begins on Future BMW Electric Car Dealership

A $1.2 million contaminated soil cleanup effort is underway on a Southern California brownfield site that will be the location of a new BMW electric vehicle dealership. The EPA and the US Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will work with the city of Huntington Park to remove about 5,600 … Read more »

EPA Announces $54.3 Million to Clean Up Contaminated Sites

The EPA has announced the selection of 243 new grant investments totaling $54.3 million to provide communities with funding necessary to assess, clean up and redevelop contaminated properties. The agency says the grants will boost local economies while protecting public health and the environment. Recipients will each receive about $200,000-$600,000 … Read more »

Former Brownfield Transformed to Low-Carbon Footprint Ballpark

Former Brownfield Transformed to Low-Carbon Footprint Ballpark

Builder and real estate manager Ryan Companies has transformed what used to be one of the top 10 most contaminated brownfield sites in the Twin Cities into a public ballpark that features a host of environmentally sustainable features including recycled water and materials. CHS Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, home … Read more »

Terradex Environmental Monitoring Selected for GM Site Remediation

Terradex Environmental Monitoring Selected for GM Site Remediation

RACER (Revitalizing Auto Communities Environmental Response) Trust, which was created to clean up for redevelopment properties and other facilities owned by the former General Motors before its 2009 bankruptcy, has selected Terradex to provide web-based environmental monitoring at five RACER locations in four states. The engagement is a one-year pilot … Read more »

PSE&G Converts Landfills, Brownfields to Solar Farms

New Jersey utility Public Service Electric and Gas Company has converted two landfills into solar farms, bringing its total landfill/brownfield solar projects to seven. The two new projects — the 10.14 MW-dc Parklands Solar Farm in Bordentown, New Jersey and the 11.18 MW-dc Kinsley Solar Farm in Deptford, New Jersey … Read more »

Commercial Development Company Buys 58-Acre Brownfield, Plans Remediation

Commercial Development Company Buys 58-Acre Brownfield, Plans Remediation

Commercial Development Company, a North American commercial real estate and brownfield redevelopment company, has acquired a 58-acre, environmentally distressed waterfront industrial site in Savannah, Georgia from Atlantic Wood Industries. Environmental Liability Transfer, an affiliate of Commercial Development Company, has assumed responsibility for legacy environmental liabilities associated with the site and … Read more »

The Benefits to Cleaning Up Brownfield Sites

The cleanup and redevelopment of brownfield sites can boost the economy, raising property values and stimulating job growth, according to Pollution Engineering. And in addition to EPA funding and technical assistance, federal funding through the Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act can help subsidize the cost of cleaning up … Read more »

Closureturf solar

Partnership Repurposes Landfills with Solar Energy

ISM Solar Solutions has partnered with WatershedGeo to develop utility scale solar arrays on closed landfills. WatershedGeo provides permanent closures for landfills and brownfields using its products including ClosureTurf; the partnership will install solar energy systems on existing and new ClosureTurf installations. This allows landfill owners and operators to “turn … Read more »


$11M in Brownfields Cleanup Funds Awarded

Manufacturing redevelopment and urban agriculture are among the projects that will receive supplemental EPA funding — the agency has made available $11 million — to help clean up contaminated brownfields properties. The funds have been awarded to 31 grantees already working to clean up and redevelop brownfields. The agency expects … Read more »

Land Gas Analyzer Available

Consultants conducting ground gas investigations on contaminated land and brownfield sites can now lease the CIRIA (construction industry research and information association) compliant GA5000 portable landfill and contaminated land gas analyzer from Geotech. Ground gas investigations are typically undertaken as part of Phase II geo-environmental assessments, and are a planning condition … Read more »